Innovation in education

You need to understand tomorrow’s healthcare systems. Geisinger is the place to learn.

It takes more than medical knowledge and patient-care skills to become a leader in healthcare. To shape the future, you must understand the future. Geisinger’s medical education programs teach you to deliver and manage care using conventional, one-on-one, patient-physician interaction – as well as breakthrough team processes and learnings from cutting-edge approaches to increasing healthcare efficiency, value and quality.

Geisinger's unique learning environment provides the complete range of clinical education and maintains a formal administrative and educational relationship with the school of medicine. An Association of American Medical Colleges study in 2003 found that "clinician teachers practicing at regional campuses ... offered educational experiences [with] flexibility and innovation in design and delivery of clinical education."

Advantages for students include understanding Geisinger's innovations and system-based programs that lead to optimal patient outcomes; honing skills through an integrated curriculum of simulation and participation in Geisinger committees; and hands-on experience with quality improvement initiatives. Geisinger offers all of this as well as scholarship opportunities, an advanced electronic library, a full range of electives and full-time faculty. Geisinger learners also benefit from using one of the most advanced electronic health record available anywhere. Get an inside view of how to build and use crucial tools and how to access patient registries to improve how you care for patients.

Geisinger's Health Sciences Libraries have extensive electronic resources including online desktop-search access on every PC to more than 1,300 e-journals and more than 5,000 volumes. Students are fully integrated into the care team, and assignments include attending rounds, patient-care rounds and operative assistant duties. Patients are assigned to students for initial evaluation and students present their findings to supervising residents and attending physicians.